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Glock Sport combat Holster retention question

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by zulu01, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. zulu01

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    I am using this holster for my G27 and G23, and I am not happy with the high retention level. It's difficult to remove the gun without using a quick jerking motion. If you try and slowly remove the gun, my belt and holster rise up quite a bit before the gun breaks free.

    Is there a break in period or some way to adjust the retention?:dunno:
     
  2. Z71bill

    Z71bill

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    You could try to sand the little retention tabs down just a hair.

    Or

    Wipe the inside with some silicone spray.

    I have a Glock Sport combat Holster for a G21 it works great for my G19 (same size as a G23) but still has good retention.

    You could try some of these ideas from a Fobus holster thread. Not the same thing - but similar.

    http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1463125
     

    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013

  3. tuica

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    I have filed down the retention tabs, and finally tried silicone. That works great. Just shoot enough on the inside to hit all of the areas that grip the pistol - especially that large slide area. Then wipe clean and dry. Stays slick for many weeks. Cheers.
     
  4. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    No filing or cutting necessary. The holster is good out of the box, as long as it's worn on a gunbelt. A brisk drawstroke is proper, and the holster functions fine with a decent drawstroke. If, for some reason, you desire a slicker holster, as noted, spray armor all or silicon spray lightly on a cloth (not on the holster). Wipe out with dry cloth. You're done.
     
  5. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    Silicone spray sounds like a good idea.
     
  6. HoBoJoe

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    Wipe the pistol and inside of the holster down with a silicone rag.
     
  7. ken grant

    ken grant

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    I just spray mine inside with Silicone and let dry.

    works great
     
  8. garebel

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    This.
     
  9. That is what I do.
     
  10. zulu01

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    I just tried silicone and the retention level is much better. Seems just about right now. It was really difficult to draw before. Required way more effort than what I would consider a brisk draw stroke. Thanks for the input.
     
  11. tuica

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    Yes...sometimes you want to ease out that Glock without much notice. Cheers.
     
  12. davsco

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    sounds like it's working for some, but not sure i'd want to spray a slippery substance anywhere near my grip.

    if there are rivets holding the sides of the holster together, maybe drill them out and replace with nuts and bolts with a washer or two used as a spacer.
     
  13. garebel

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    If you are looking for a holster that will alllow a more discreet draw, I would advise using one that has a retention strap, or SERPA retention.
    There are many options, but this one works great, as designed, for what it is intended to do.

    Actually, now would be a good time for SCMasterBlaster to post his Bianchi link :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2013
  14. SCC

    SCC Member Me

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  15. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    Get one for the gun you have. Not for one you don't have. The draw characteristics of the proper model are already very good. Railed and non railed (factory) fit the same. Gen 3 or Gen 4 work fine.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013
  16. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    My holster doesn't like railed glocks,non railed is fine.'08.
     
  17. SCmasterblaster

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    So you are limited to Gen 1 and Gen 2 Glocks . . . . .
     
  18. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    Gen II for that holster,I own no Gen I pistols.I prefer Galco for my pistols.'08.